Robert LighthizerBob LighthizerBiden wants to undo Trump’s trade legacy with the EU deal, who served as a U.S. trade agent during the Trump administration, endorsed JD Vance’s Senate campaign in Ohio on Wednesday and threw him more support for Team Trump.
In a statement, Lighthizer described the author and venture capitalist of the “Hillbilly Elegy” as a champion for the working class and economic policy of the Trump administration.
“JD will stand up for our working class and work to rebuild our country’s industrial base by continuing President TrumpDonald Trump Democrats thwart efforts by the GOP to declare Biden a “lost trust” after leaving AfghanistanAmerica’s first foreign policy to renegotiate trade deals and hold big corporations accountable. He will stand against China, which already has its clutches in our tech industry, and fight for the forgotten communities of Ohio whose jobs have been shipped overseas. He’s the strong leader Ohio needs in the Senate, ”said Lighthizer.
Confirmation comes about a week after Vance also received confirmation from Robert O’Brien, the last national security adviser to former President Trump.
The double endorsement could bolster Vance in a crowded GOP primary framed by candidate loyalty to Trump, who remains hugely popular with the Republican base.
Vance is one of five Republicans running in the area code for Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanTrump Government Representative Endorses JD Vance in Ohio Senate Race Crypto Debate Will Go Back In Force GOP Hopefuls Are Battle For Trump’s Favor In Ohio Senate Race MORE (R).
As a sign of the role Trump played in the nomination contest, Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump Administrative Clerk Supports JD Vance in Ohio Senate Race Trump’s last National Security Advisor supports JD Vance in Ohio Senate race McCarthy, Ducey speak at the pence fundraiser: MORE, a senior adviser in the Trump administration, advises businessman Bernie Moreno, and opponents of Vance have panned him over previous comments criticizing Trump.
Vance first came to prominence in 2016 after writing his best-selling memoir about his upbringing in Appalachian Ohio, which observers viewed as a unique insight into the voters there.
“President Trump gave Ambassador Lighthizer what is perhaps the most important job in American economic policy, and he has done a great job for our President and our country. I am honored to have his support and I look forward to taking his advice when I come to the Senate, ”Vance said of Lighthizer’s support.
Other Republicans running in the primary include Moreno, former state treasurer, Josh Mandel, businessman Mike Gibbons, and Jane Timken, former leader of the Ohio Republican Party.
representative Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanTrump Government Sales Representative Supports JD Vance in Ohio Senate Race GOP hopefuls battle for Trump’s favor in Ohio Senate race Trump’s last National Security Advisor supports JD Vance in Ohio Senate race MORE and progressive activist Morgan Harper are running for the Democratic Party, although Republicans are expected to enjoy an advantage in a general election in a state that has moved towards Republicans in recent years.